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Organizations helping homeless during cold snap

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Candy Crecink keeps a box of tissues in her office at United Way of North Central Mississippi for those who arrive in desperate need with nowhere else to go.

CMSD, CLW officially agree to set up internet hot spots

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

At its regular meeting Monday, Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Columbus Light and Water to provide free internet access for students at their homes.

Female CAFB officers recall their military service

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 23 years of serving in the United States Air Force, Col. Betty Venth said her proudest accomplishment is the work she did at a port mortuary in Dover, Delaware shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.

Trotter's Columbus legacy etched in stone

Posted 11/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

His life began in Birmingham, Alabama, and ended in Southaven, Mississippi, but it was in Columbus where James Trotter made a name for himself.

Lynn Wright fails to make finalist cut for LCSD superintendent

Posted 11/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lynn Wright's tenure as Lowndes County School District superintendent will end Dec. 31.

LINK: Workforce analysis affirms current strategy

Posted 11/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, the Golden Triangle Development LINK held an annual luncheon to inform stakeholders about the current state of economic development.

Citizen Overview Committee ends regular meetings

Posted 11/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The handful of members who attended Thursday's Columbus Police Department Citizen Overview Committee meeting Thursday voted unanimously to make the group an ad hoc committee -- meaning they will meet only on an as-needed basis.

New Hope class meets Trump during Tupelo rally

Posted 11/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When New Hope Middle School seventh grader Lariyon Beckwith told his teacher, Liza Miley, he wanted to meet the president, she didn't really expect it to happen.

Area law enforcement searching for registered sex offender

Posted 11/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a registered sex offender from Columbus.

Lowndes authorities searching for possibly armed Caledonia man

Posted 11/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are asking the public's help locating a Caledonia man wanted on several charges.

New Hope man arrested for allegedly strangling woman

Posted 11/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly strangling a woman.

Hairston, incumbents win Lowndes County supervisor races

Posted 11/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trip Hairston knows about politics, but he had never been an elected official before Tuesday night. The son of a former Lowndes County administrator spent 1995-2000 as a budget analyst for the Mississippi Legislature in Jackson. Now he's the newly elected Lowndes County supervisor for District 2.

City announces online tool for reporting issues around town

Posted 11/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus announced a new interactive web-based reporting system to address calls for service and reports of issues from citizens.

Murder suspect free five days due to jail error

Posted 11/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder suspect who should have been in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center was allowed to roam free for several days because of a clerical error at the local jail.

Diabetes Awareness Month: Columbus resident takes 'extra steps' living with Type 1 diabetes

Posted 11/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the beginning of Kathryn Carson's junior year of high school, her father, a Type 2 diabetic, suggested she test her blood sugar on his meter.

County tax collections 'well above normal'

Posted 11/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County tax collector Greg Andrews had some good news for supervisors at Monday's board meeting: Property tax collections for 2018 came in at 98.5 percent and even more revenue could be on the way.

A record 5,000-plus passengers fly out of GTRA in October

Posted 11/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 5,000 passengers flew out of Golden Triangle Regional Airport in October, setting a new record for the Columbus airport.

Non-profits question CVB director's trademarking of event names

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of state trademarks filed in October by Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter on behalf of the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation has been viewed as a power grab by critics.

Concerns raised over phony absentee ballot requests

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This year, as in every other election year, the clerks in the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's Office are busy helping hundreds of voters wanting to cast absentee ballots, by taking their phone calls, helping them vote at the courthouse and sending ballots to those who have requested them in the mail.

FORGE Foundation exposes teens to construction jobs

Posted 11/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Down the hall toward the back of East Mississippi Community College's Communiversity, a group of young teens rushed toward a man holding a big bowl filled with small orange objects.

 

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